College Football's 2013 Postseason All-Freshman Team

FSU's Jameis Winston earns first-team honors.

College football’s regular season is officially in the books. After Saturday’s Army-Navy game, only 35 bowl matchups stand in the way of a long offseason.

With the completion of the regular season, it’s time to take a look at some of the top players in college football. Last week, Athlon Sports awarded its all-conference and All-America honors for 2013. And this week, it’s a look at the top freshmen in college football.

Each season, a handful of freshmen make an impact on the national stage. Last year, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel led the Aggies to an 11-2 record in the Aggies’ debut season in the SEC. In 2013, Jameis Winston guided Florida State to a perfect 13-0 mark and an appearance in the national championship.

Putting together an all-freshman task is no easy assignment. Talent and recruiting ranks don’t always equal success as a freshman. With that in mind, our task of picking players for the three teams was split based on production and talent. Players like Wisconsin running back Corey Clement and Pittsburgh’s James Conner are future standouts, but we awarded the production from two non-BCS players. However, players like Ole Miss’ Robert Nkemdiche – 2013’s No. 1 recruit – didn’t necessarily have the biggest stats but clearly made an impact beyond the box score.

More 2013 Awards: ACC |Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 | SEC All-America National


College Football's Freshman All-America Team for 2013

First-Team Offense Second-Team Offense Third-Team Offense
QB Jameis Winston, Florida State QB Christian Hackenberg, Penn State QB John O'Korn, Houston
RB Alex Collins, Arkansas RB Thomas Tyner, Oregon RB Aaron Jones, UTEP
RB Shock Linwood, Baylor RB Kareem Hunt, Toledo RB Elijah McGuire, ULL
WR Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh WR Stacy Coley, Miami WR Tyler Winston, SJSU
WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss WR Corey Davis, W. Michigan WR Marquez North, Tennessee
TE Hunter Henry, Arkansas TE O.J. Howard, Alabama TE Maxx Williams, Minnesota
C Dan Voltz, Wisconsin C Deyshawn Bond, Cincinnati C Cory Helms, Wake Forest
G Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M G Alex Kozan, Auburn G Denver Kirkland, Arkansas
G Alex Redmond, UCLA G Caleb Peterson, North Carolina G Dan Skipper, Arkansas
T Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss T Jerald Hawkins, LSU T Chad Wheeler, USC
T Jack Conklin, Michigan State T Jonathan McLaughlin, Virginia Tech T Andrew Jelks, Vanderbilt
AP Myles Jack, UCLA AP Dontre Wilson, Ohio State AP Khalfani Muhammad, California
First-Team Defense Second-Team Defense Third-Team Defense
DE A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama DE Carl Lawson, Auburn DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson
DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State DE Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA DE Avery Moss, Nebraska
DT Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss DT Darius Philon, Arkansas DT Montravius Adams, Auburn
DT Chris Jones, Mississippi State DT Monty Nelson, NC State DT Isaiah Golden, Texas A&M
LB Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame LB Scooby Wright, Arizona LB Ben Weaver, Boise State
LB Addison Gillam, Colorado LB Steve Longa, Rutgers LB T.J. Holloman, South Carolina
LB Leonard Floyd, Georgia LB Darian Claiborne, Texas A&M LB Dominique Alexander, Oklahoma
CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech CB Brandon Facyson, Virginia Tech DB Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma
CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida CB Cam Sutton, Tennessee DB Tre'Davious White, LSU
S Su'a Cravens, USC S Tony Conner, Ole Miss DB Desmond King, Iowa
S Jalen Ramsey, Florida State S Ryan Janvion, Wake Forest DB Nate Andrews, Florida State
First-Team Specialists Second-Team Specialists Third-Team Specialists
K Roberto Aguayo, Florida State K Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State K Andy Phillips, Utah
P Austin Rehkow, Idaho P Cameron Johnston, Ohio State P Sean Covington, UCLA
RS Ryan Switzer, North Carolina RS DeVon Edwards, Duke RS William Likely, Maryland

 

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